FAQ + Helpful info for the Class of 2020

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I started my photography business when I was a sophomore in high school and a huge part of my business was shooting Senior Portraits! I often get asked many questions from parents and students from how to dress, what to expect on the day we photograph, how many pictures will I receive, and many more questions. I created this blog to answer these questions and help parents and students navigate the high school senior portrait process. I have photographed over 200 HS Senior Portraits, so even if you don’t go with me as your photographer I can still answer any questions you might have!

F.A.Q. ABOUT SENIOR PORTRAITS BELOW

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How long do senior sessions typically last?

Typically Senior session are 30-45 minutes long, but it varies from Senior to Senior. It also depends on if you are getting your pictures done with a friend or a sibling! If you are planning to have others come/join your Senior Session please let me know ahead of time!

Where do you shoot Senior portraits?

I have two locations where I shoot Seniors, The Little Flower Farm Company in Hopkinton and my second location is Ridgevale Beach on Cape Cod in Chatham.

How many outfits changes can we bring?

I recommend that Seniors bring at least two outfit changes!

How much do senior sessions cost? / What do we get?

Sessions range from $275 to $350!

You will receive high resolution / retouched / watermarked files delivered to you within 72 hours of your session. Most Seniors receive about 25 watermarked files, but it varies from senior to Senior.

The photo you select as your Senior Portrait is included in your package and you will receive the high resolution / retouched file within 24 hours of selecting your photo!

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How many Seniors do you take a year? How fast do you fill up?!

I used to take on over 80 seniors a year, but I have cut back quite a bit in the last few years. I typically start booking spots in late April / early May and I am usually booked by July. Senior Season tends to start end of May and ends beginning of October.

MOST SCHOOL DEADLINES ARE OCTOBER 3RD!

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How long to you keep photos saved in your catalog?

A year!

After that I am no longer responsible for holding onto your photos.

I can’t stress enough that people should be downloading + backing up their photos! It’s also really important to print your photos as well!

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Do you send the photo we choose to our yearbook?

Nope! I used to when I only had a few Seniors a year and they all went to the same school system. Now I take on over 65 Seniors a year all over New England so now I just send you the high resolution file! Which you have full rights to do whatever you want with! ( printing, sharing, posting, ext! )

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Do you offer prints?

Yes, I do! I can’t express how important is is to print your photos! ( not just mine ) having prints honestly changes how you look at pictures, and I have a print lab that does amazing work!

Can my daughters take their photo together at the same time?

Absolutely! If your child plans to bring friends, siblings, or a pet just let me know ahead of time!

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Can we book a family session and a senior portrait session at the same time?

Yup! Just shoot me an email!

Can my daughters take their photo together at the same time?

Absolutely! If your child plans to bring friends, siblings, or a pet just let me know ahead of time!

Are we able to purchase some additional files / all the files since we only get the senior photo included?

Absolutely! You just let me know the file names that you would like to order once you receive your online gallery!

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HAVE ANY QUESTIONS THAT I DIDN’T COVER?!

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